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Mathias Döringer

"Iraqi bureaucracy is very different to what I know from Europe. Sharing experiences with fellow expats helped me to overcome many obstacles."

Isabella Martinez

"As you can imagine, expat living in Baghdad is difficult at times. The InterNations community helped me a lot to cope with the daily challenges!"

Make the most of living and working in Erbil

Expat living in Erbil raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Iraqi authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhich medical precautions should I take before and during my stay?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend embassies and consulates in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Erbil takes a lot of time. Our Erbil expat guide is there to make your relocation to Erbil as easy as possible. Starting with expat institutions and clubs to information about local organisations & companies, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Erbil.

Top Articles in the Erbil Expat Guide

  • Moving to Erbil

    Although many might find the thought of moving to Iraq daunting, Erbil is a vibrant, historical city with friendly locals and a strong expat community. So, once you’ve worked out the practicalities and taken the plunge you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by Erbil. Check out more information about the city, the climate, and the visas in the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Living in Erbil

    Erbil, also known by its Kurdish name, Hawler, is the largest and fastest growing Kurdish city, with a modern twinge that surprises many foreigners. With shopping malls, highrisers, and swanky hotels everywhere, Erbil is far from what you would expect of an Iraqi city. Old and new coexist side-by-side in a city where a few minutes’ walk can take you from your five-star hotel to a bustling street bazaar. Read more information in the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Working in Erbil

    The strong presence of government security in the region has led many overseas businesses to use Erbil as their Iraqi base. A secure city with several booming industries and a majority youth population, Erbil is alive with opportunity and ambition. Find more information about working in Erbil in the InterNations Expat Guide!

Information on the Expat Life in Erbil

Are you looking specifically for cultural institutes in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Iraq? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Erbil provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Erbil. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Erbil expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Erbil and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly As-salām 'alaykum & hun bi xer hatin among our expats living and working in Erbil.

Mathias Döringer

"Iraqi bureaucracy is very different to what I know from Europe. Sharing experiences with fellow expats helped me to overcome many obstacles."

Isabella Martinez

"As you can imagine, expat living in Baghdad is difficult at times. The InterNations community helped me a lot to cope with the daily challenges!"

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